Water restrictions in the Dublin area are to be extended from this evening due to continuing low levels of treated drinking water in the Stillorgan reservoir.

Dublin City Council has announced it is extending water restrictions to 12 hours per day from 7pm to 7am until Tuesday at the earliest.

Previously, there were nightly restrictions from 10pm to between 7am and 9am.

In a statement, it said it should be stressed that there is no problem with the quality of treated drinking water or with storage levels of untreated water.